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Owls Provides Clues on How Humans Focus Attention

Research with barn owls reveals how the brain decides what it should pay attention to among competing external events.

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Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

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Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters broadly implicated in a range of psychiatric disorders.

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Not Enough Vitamin B1 Can Cause Brain Damage

A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy. Symptoms can include confusion, hallucinations, loss of muscle coordination and vision problems. Untreated, the condition can lead to irreversible brain damage and death.

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Can Your Blood Type Affect Your Memory?

People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop memory loss in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published in the September 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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New Study Examines Impact of Violent Media on the Brain

Exposure to violence has a different effect on people with aggressive traits

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In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

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In a new study published today, Sept. 8, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added a new wrinkle to the cell differentiation equation, showing that the stiffness of the surfaces on which stem cells are grown can exert a profound influence on cell fate.

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New Device to Control Seizures Proving Its Worth for First UAB Patient

The first patient in the SE who had the NeuroPace responsive neurostimulator implanted in her brain to control seizures shows marked improvement in just 30 days.

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